Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sunrise (Wednesday Vignette)

I was out and about early yesterday morning as I had a dentist appointment and wanted to take care of a few things in the garden before I made my 50-minute schlep to the dentist's office.  (I love my dentist but I need one with a closer office.)  I caught the sun as it was coming up over the Los Angeles Harbor.

7 minutes prior to sunrise

The official moment of sunrise (7am)

Six minutes after sunrise with the sun still partially obscured by clouds but mirrored in the waters of the harbor


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All material © 2012-2017 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

20 comments:

  1. The view from your garden is always beautiful but particularly breathtaking in these sunrise pictures.

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    1. It's a nice view. We were lucky to get the house!

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  2. So beautiful! Your view with its shifting skies always calm my soul. As always beautifully captured, Kris!

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    1. Thanks Anna! It's a good think I don't show the view when it's utterly obscured by smog ;)

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  3. Right now sunrise is taking place just as I drive Nigel to the train station, but I haven't seen any as pretty as your pictures.

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    1. The clouds don't always light up like that. Another fire had erupted to the east (at Mt. Wilson, near Pasadena) overnight and I wondered if smoke in the air contributed to the particularly vivid sunrise.

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  4. I can't imagine that sunrise, that view, beyond my garden. I might actually become a morning person!

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    1. I used to be a morning person but I can't claim that anymore. My dental appointment required that I get moving early.

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  5. Besides flowers, it there anything more beautiful than the sun rising over a body of water? Breathtaking!

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    1. If only I could air-brush out those shipping cranes, Sally!

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  6. Beautiful way to start a day Kris. Lovely.

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    1. When I was an undergrad, I used to get up early to watch the sunrise over the ocean most mornings but I miss far more than I see these days. My husband is the early bird in our house now.

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  7. I envy you this beautiful view. I'm sure you never get tired of it. Such a nice way to start the day.

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    1. Well, I sometimes wish we were on the other side of the peninsula with a view of the open ocean rather than the more industrial view of the harbor, but we are pointed in the right direction to enjoy the sunrise in the east, Grace.

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  8. You get amazing skies, I've admired them before. I have to admit I rarely get to see the sunrise but I did get to see a spooky, misty amber sunrise last week full of dust brought over from the Sahara by the tail end of Ophelia.

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    1. I remember another US blogger commenting that smog and dust in the air intensifies sunsets and I expect the same must be true of sunrises. The County of Los Angeles has no shortage of smog!

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  9. Worth getting up early for; I hope the dentist visit was painless (in all senses).

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    1. The dentist visit was fine. The drive to get there took longer than my appointment.

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